Killings In A Masjid As 20 Devotees Are Killed In Sargodha( Pak)

The custodian, the Imam of a mosque killed 20 worshipers and has now been arrested
Killings in a Masjid as 20 devotees are killed in Sargodha( pak)
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Pakistan is in the throes of a death wish. The Sunni extremists were targeting the mosques of the Shia and the Ahmedia's in Pakistan. But this was expected because of the deep animosity between the two sects. But what is not expected that a holy man, a custodian of a shrine goes on a killing spree? this is, unfortunately, the case and has happened at Sargodha a fairly large town about 160 km west of Lahore in the Pakistan Punjab The Punjab of Pakistan is the mirror image of Indian Punjab.the only difference is that Pakistan Punjab has umpteen mosques, while in Indian Punjab

there are so many gurudwaras.

News has been reported that the Imam or custodian of a mosque in Sargodha drugged 20 of the worshipers and after they had become unconscious, hit them with a club on the back of their neck and killed all 20 of them. This gruesome crime was only detected when the worshipers did not return home. The matter was reported to the police who reached the mosque and saw the dead bodies. Out of them 3 have survived and are now undergoing treatment in the hospital. The Imam who was not available was arrested from the nearby fields.

The Imam is in police custody and will be charged with murder, but this is small solace to the relations of the 20


who have been killed. Probably y the Imam was a deranged person. But now reports have emanated that even earlier he used to have weird practices and many time tortured his devotees. As the devotees had blind faith they allowed him his rituals. This is the bane of the sub-continent: blind faith in called men of god, the babas, and Pirs. I wonder if this will ever stop.

The killing of the men in a Mosque is a terrible crime. But one wonders how the Imam reached so far. Why was he not reported earlier? perhaps he had powers of hypnotism and entranced his audience. There is another case of a Pir in Punjab who impregnated 300 women who slept with him in the hope of begetting a son. This was also a bizarre case but the Pir is now arrested, but there is none to testify against him. After who will testify against such a man in the closed society we live in?

The Imam who killed 20 will no doubt be punished, but the Masjid where 20 were killed will remain; a mute witness to the wrath of man in the name of god

 



Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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  • raghubirs  04-04-2017
    To quote Allama Iqbal- Maz.hab nahīñ sikhātā aapas meñ bair rakhnā hindī haiñ ham vatan hai hindostāñ hamārā The poet would have been much upset seeing unabated sectarian killing of people of one religion in Pakistan. Seemingly he had been upset with Tagore getting Nobel
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  • biju  04-04-2017
    Should be punished...
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